I just read Ann Killion's article on the anger many Niner fans have toward the move to S.C. The article itself wasn't what I had an issue with. When I scrolled down to check out some of the replies to the article, I couldn't help but be embarrassed to call myself a Niner fan. Now I completely understand and agree with the argument that the Niners are going to price the average fan out of season tickets with this new PSL and ticket pricing situation. But reading supposed Niner fans' responses of never going to a game to show support again, or even switching allegiances to other teams all because of the 40 mile move south really makes me think that many of our "fans" aren't really fans at all. They're not thinking of the economical reasonings behind the move. Or the countless times Eddie D. tried to keep the Niners in SF, with no help from the city (until they said they would help with another Hunters Point location. But who wants to stay there?)
Anyways I just wanted to see if I might be the only one with this sentiment of embarrassment with out fan base.
Here are some replies to the article I'm writing about:
"A season ticket holder since 1969. But no longer will I ever attend a game. The seat license fees....the cost of the seats...the location - that's not an SF team - that's a Silicon Valley Corporate Nightmare. I guess you gotta go where the bucks are, but there was money in SF, too. I just bought shares of stock in the Packers!"
"Good luck with the fans in Sata Clara!
Because they don't have one here, in me!!
I've been a fan since Kezar! Good bye!!"
"consider this. imagine a marriage that goes thru counselling and the therapist is an idiot. the couple decides to split since the suitor for the wife lives two counties away, but she keeps the name of the husband for reference sake.she doesnt want to change her name.she THEN goes and builds a wildly expensive mansion with the husband who is but a chicken scratching the dirt poor. BUT, the wife proclaims her loyalty to her ex by putting up pictures of their wedding and marriage successes in the new house hubby number cant afford but inorder to build it lets others somehow pay for most of it, but is more expensive than cowboy stadium. so, now. lets see this for what it is. you leave a town, change the name. you are idiot enough to screw up san franciscos greatest legacy till J harbaugh frells up the perfect record with a rookie!, and then everyone closes their eyes and ears to a stadium that cant even see the dumbarton bridge on a clear day! a soulless palace to greed and stupidity, which i start with a hmo doctor and a poor excuse of a GM in terry donahue who should have been the next bill walsh. so here it is,i quit you niners for your inept superbowl ( never thought i would ever utter that!) and as a san franciscan i REFUSE to call a team TWO counties down and 17 towns away ( if i count them the way i want to ). on a parking lot plan no less. IDIOTS IDIOTS IDIOTS IDIOTS IDIOTS IDIOTS IDIOTS IDIOTS IDIOTS IDIOTS IDIOTS IDIOTS IDIOTS IDIOTS for the next one thousand and four or less letter /characters to zero. by by idiots! "
There are a lot more of these too. I can't be the only one who feels embarrassed to be lumped together with this right?